LibriVox recording of The World Beyond, by Ray Cummings.
Read by Richard Kilmer.
Lee Anthony finds himself and two of his friends kidnapped and taken on a strange voyage. (Summary by Richard Kilmer)
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The story is short, and has a bit of action and a bit of sci-fi but is really more preachy than anything. Pity too, because the book starts out promising and then just zips through what could have been a really good story.
The reader did an excellent job with this book. 5 stars there. Book is a 3 star. Averaging it out to 4 stars.
February 28, 2012 Subject:
Good Reading - Mediocre Book
It is hard to pinpoint Ray Cummings' pseudo-religious novella as science fiction or fantasy. In either case it fails. Although "The World Beyond" was first published in 2007 as a Project Gutenberg e-book, it has the feel of being one of the author's juvenile works. My 3-star rating is mostly for Richard Kilmer's fine reading.